Thursday, May 22, 2008

05.22.08 - last night in MD

15sec exposure with an infrared filter (thanks to Mike Shoemaker) on my 20d

tonite is my last nite here in MD. I leave for upstate NY tomorrow morning. Then i'll spend a bit of time in Nashvegas with some amazing photographers, Hannah and Jesse. And then I'll be working at a camp all summer.

I said I was going to streamline all my blogs... well it never happened, and as I'm packing for this summer, I'm realizing how I want to live a much simpler life. Packing everything I own clothing wise is pretty easy, but I think I have more digital things than I do anything else. I always said I wanted to come up with a small travel rig. I think an iphone would do the trick. Or maybe a Canon G9 and an ipod touch. Any ideas on how to get files from my camera to the ipod touch if I ever end up going that route?

I have to many websites that I try and keep up with... so latley i've been uploading most of my stuff to my FLICKR account. If i get something real tasty I MIGHT put it here but don't count on much this summer.

bless you guys,
jim baker

Thursday, May 15, 2008

05.15.08 - bumper sticker irony and an accident

So I saw this bumper sticker today in a parking lot and had to take a picture of it because I thought it was funny... but it lost its humor when on the way home I came on the scene of this accident.

When I got on the scene a person was kicking in the windshield and someone was already on the phone with 911. A young hispanic male crawled out of the car unharmed except a cut on his hand.
(He couldn't have been on his phone while driving because I saw him pull the phone out of his pocket after he sat down on the curb to call his father)

Seemingly a miraculous event that this kid wasn't hurt. What's crazy is it was on the same road as this accident that I have pictures of from last october.

drive safe,
jim baker

Sunday, May 11, 2008

05.11.08 - don't be lazy...

so today...i was lounging in my chair trying to transfer some files to an external harddrive.

I used a short cable and just had the external resting on a chair next to me...

i went to stand up, not thinking...

while the hard drive was transferring files, it fell to the ground.

it doesn't work anymore.

my suggestion... don't take short cuts.

and luckily i had a copy of that external copied to another external.

so back EVERYTHING up... and don't be lazy, sit at a desk, and make sure your gear is safe.

jim baker

Thursday, May 8, 2008

05.07.08 - Kaeolyn Photoshoot - Jamestown NY

Last night I shot for Keaolyn

check out my flickr for a few of their shots from band practice as well.

driving back to MD today...
jim baker

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

05.07.08 - Tim Lease - Jamestown NY

Today I shot Tim Lease on 1st street in Jamestown.

This was my favorite pic from the set.

to see more check out my flickr.

jim baker

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

05.06.08 - Riley Phillips - Jamestown NY

Got together with Riley today, we met up for an early dinner and then a photoshoot. Here's a few of my favs from the day.

alley shot, natural light

bw bare flash full power behind

bare flash camera right

jim baker